Arsenal is just one step closer in the pursuit of Renato Sanches. Lille president Olivier Letang is open to selling the midfielder this transfer window.
The former Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches is heavily linked to a move to Arsenal. Mikel Arteta will also look to strengthen his midfield if Renato Sanches comes to The North London club.
Rumors went quiet after the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht. But, the departure of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira this summer has again ignited the hopes of Arsenal.
As per Le 10 Sport, Lille president Olivier Letang has made his decision of selling Sanches this summer and it can happen within the coming weeks. Barcelona are the front contenders to sign the midfielder, so this makes it interesting to see where Sanches goes.
How Sanches regained his confidence back at Lille
Renato Sanches was once considered to be this young talented footballer who had immense potential. He started his career at Benfica and later on Bayern Munich signed the midfielder in 2016. Playing just one season for Bayern Munich, Sanches was loaned off to Swansea City in the Premier League the following year.
Renato Sanches had difficult times both at Bayern Munich and away on loan for his spell at Swansea City. He was just not getting enough game time at Bayern that’s why he decided to go to Swansea.
Renato Sanches then came to Ligue 1 as Lille was in dire need of a midfielder. The 23-year-old has made 59 appearances across all competitions and played a key role as Lille lifted the Ligue 1 trophy after nearly nine years.
Sanches still has two years remaining on his current deal at Lille. He told Le 10 Sport, “Regarding my future, these are only your conclusions. I will not comment on the rumours that concern me“.
Renato Sanches has previously stated that he is choosing to ignore the rumours regarding his immediate future. The Portuguese midfielder impressed everybody with his performances at the Euros this year.
The Portuguese is also known for his versatility in the midfield area. He is also comfortable in the attacking, defensive, and wide roles. Sanches has physical strength, passing ability and is very composed when it comes to possession.
Sanches displayed his performances for Portugal in the Euros and showed why he’s a world-class player. He just needs the combination of the right coach and the right team to prove why he was once called The Wonder Kid.
Mikel Arteta could use the services of Sanches in the midfield area. Gunners have a number of youngsters in their ranks and can look to capitalize on youth.